Samsung - Gear S2 Smartwatch

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  1. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I'll be getting the white one when it comes out. That's only if it looks good in person.
     
  3. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    I'm trying to buy online to pick it up later after work but i guess I'll have to go to one during lunch time.
     
  4. epicrayban macrumors 603

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    Looks good and promising, but I am not an early adopter of any smart watch. Looking forward to reviews/feedback.
     
  5. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    No Classic version for the S3 at Best Buy, I only see the black one at 299.99
     
  6. mi7chy macrumors 68040

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    Do they let you mix and match body and band? Prefer silver with dark band and 3G but I think that comes later.
     
  7. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

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    Walked out of Best Buy with the last S2 Sport...had every intention of waiting for the Classic but the Sport actually looked pretty nice.

    Initial impressions are good. Love the rotating bezel and how fluid the UI feels. I'm also enjoying the screen size compared to the 360-- it is noticeably smaller. The vibration motor feels more refined compared to the 360 which you could hear from across a meeting room. The S2's vibrate is MUCH quieter and notifications won't wake the screen unless you turn the setting on.

    Not very many apps available right now, and not liking S Voice too much (when you have a lot of friends with foreign last names, it's near impossible to get S Voice to find the right contact).

    All in all, the S2 can only get better from here. I'm hoping a lot more apps come out, but this is a solid smartwatch from Samsung.
     
  8. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    The best buy I went to said they wouldn't have them on display until October 11 ??? Typical...
     
  9. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Per Phil's first look over at Android Central, the Classic won't be available until October 18th, I believe.
     
  10. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    I never liked S-Voice, can you change that to google?
     
  11. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Ah thanks. That's the one I want.

    I went online to buy it from Amazon the other morning, but like everyone else, they only had the black one with plain bezel.
     
  12. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

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    Not that I'm aware of unfortunately. Or at least, not yet.
     
  13. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    I was mildly interested in this until LG announced their new smartwatch with android OS and cellular capability. Now the Samsung with crappy Tizen and no cellular capability looks like a big fat waste of money to me.
     
  14. msavic macrumors 6502

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    I had a chance to play with the sport model and it seemed very smooth and fluid as well as pretty good looking. The UI works extremely well with the rotating bezel and the bezel has an extremely satisfying click as you spin it.

    My only gripe is the size, I wear a 44mm watch daily and find it to be the perfect size for me. The S2 is noticeably smaller, it's about the size of a men's dress watch and I feel a few extra mm of diameter would make a world of difference for the overall look and usability of the device.

    I understand Samsung struck a middle ground in size so as to not favour a specific gender but I feel they would have been better off creating two sizes vs. just the one.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. RMXO macrumors 6502a

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    You do know that the 3G version is coming out later right?
     
  16. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Nice, I'll have to check it out.
     
  17. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Unless you enjoy a giant watch, you should probably wait on the S2--the LG Urbane is huge. I had the first edition for about a month--I like a big watch and it's pretty damn big, so it's not for everybody. This new one looks every bit as big, if not bigger.
     
  18. AppleRobert thread starter macrumors 603

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    I have a Moto 360, I did check out the S2 and I do like better. I did not buy one though, they only had one left at store's opening out of five as employees scarfed them up.
     
  19. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    I stopped in the AT&T Store today and they said it should be on their shelves Nov 6th. I'm in for a 3G unit.
     
  20. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Yeah, and I think the LTE is a bit thicker due to the sim card. I never liked the LG's because of the very thin wimpy strap, which makes the watch look that much larger. Still, the S2 has Tizen which sucks and has crappy Samsung quality going for it. I had the Gear S for a long time, virtually no useful Tizen apps, no customization, custom watchfaces, etc. I've learned my lesson with Samsung, in many ways they are a worse walled garden than iOS, which is quite ironic.
     
  21. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    I played with one today and normally I would agree with you on Tizen, but the watch and bezel dial were very smooth and quick. The UI was very simple to learn. I liked the interface quite a bit. That said, I do agree with you on the apps issue. Without Google, Tizen apps are limited. Customization on the watchface appears limited. I doubt I would buy one, even though I now have a Galaxy Edge+ that could actually link up with the watch at the core.

    If Google could steal that rotating bezel! I really, really like that and wish all Android Wear watches had that feature.
     
  22. GadgetSN macrumors 6502

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    Looks like another junk product based on reviews so far. Will pass.
     
  23. AppleRobert thread starter macrumors 603

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    Really haven't read reviews but my buttons would be the price, battery life and apps.
     
  24. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    Android Central said apps/software is a mess.
     

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